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Manny Miller
Manny Miller

New York Times, Thursday, April 3, 1975

55-Across : Talus

Author:
Manny Miller
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has duplicate clues.
Manny Miller has 32 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,364
Across
1
Storyteller of old : AESOP
6
Weeps : SOBS
10
Remarkable, in Scotland : UNCO
14
Gaze : STARE
15
Support : PROP
16
Sabbath talks: Abbr. : SERS
17
Irreligious one : PAGAN
18
Don Juans' relatives : CASANOVAS
20
Pertaining to tin : STANNIC
22
Pedro's one : UNO
23
Le Gallienne : EVA
24
School-dance locale : GYM
25
Toward the beach : INSHORE
27
Loosely woven fabrics : HOMESPUNS
31
"Good Earth" role : OLAN
32
Sheep : EWE
33
"For ___ jolly good fellow" : HESA
34
Dog-team's vehicle : SLED
35
Jury's guideline : REASONABLEDOUBT
40
Cooking fat : LARD
41
Electrons : IONS
42
Zodiac sign : LEO
43
Suffix with rheo or thermo : STAT
44
Girl's name : ANNABELLE
46
Like some books from Taiwan : PIRATED
48
Hindu cymbals : TAL
49
Site: Abbr. : LOC
50
Needlefish : GAR
51
Clay or porcelain object : CERAMIC
55
Talus : ANKLEBONE
58
Lariat : RIATA
59
"___ a Kick Out of You" : IGET
60
Orchestra unit : OBOE
61
Make an appearance : ENTER
62
Sent back: Abbr. : RETD
63
Cincinnati players : REDS
64
Judges : DEEMS
Down
1
Relatives of cobras : ASPS
2
Tiers ___ (French citizenry) : ETAT
3
Long story : SAGA
4
Fruit : ORANGE
5
Source of a cashier's woes : PENNYSHORTAGE
6
Humane org. : SPCC
7
"Are you a man ___ mouse?" : ORA
8
Petty officers, for short : BOSUNS
9
Bridges : SPANS
10
Service org. : USO
11
"___ moment" : NEVERADULL
12
Cowardly : CRAVEN
13
Peak in Thessaly : OSSA
19
Anything goes : NOHOLDSBARRED
21
Be imminent : IMPEND
25
Having trouble : INABIND
26
Cooking fat : OLEO
27
Pronoun : HER
28
Be obligated : OWE
29
Free-loader's provider : MEALTICKET
30
Neighbor of Can. : USA
34
Government body : SENATE
36
River of Europe : SAAR
37
Chaney : LON
38
Barbara ___ Geddes : BEL
39
Kind of hold : TOE
43
Live at another's expense : SPONGE
44
Microorganism : AEROBE
45
Actress Stritch : ELAINE
47
Small drum : TABOR
49
Animal refuge : LAIR
51
Letters : CEES
52
Deck officer : MATE
53
Piece of news : ITEM
54
Autos : CARS
56
Restricted: Abbr. : LTD
57
Wynken and Blynken's partner : NOD

Answer summary:
3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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